How to Reset Roku Speakers


If you’re having audio issues with your Roku speakers, this can be a big headache. Issues such as no sound or muddled sound can impact your enjoyment. But don’t worry because we’ve got all the answers you need to reset your Roku speakers and bring them back on track.

How Can I Reset My Roku Speakers

To reset your Roku speakers, you’ll need to disconnect your speakers then perform a factory reset to return all audio settings to their original state. You can reset your speakers on your Roku device, Roku TV, or via the reset button on your Roku speakers.

How To Factory Reset

Roku Device or TV

  1. First, press the home button on your Roku remote.
  2. Next, scroll down and select the “Settings” option.
  3. Select the “Remotes & devices” option to open the menu.
  4. Select “Audio devices.”
  5. Search for your “Wireless Speaker” and select the device you want to reset. You can also view information such as the software version and serial number for each speaker, plus options to reset the speaker’s sound settings or perform a factory reset.
  6. Select the “Factory reset” option and enter the code provided to confirm this action.

If your speakers don’t show up on the list, follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect each speaker’s power cable.
  2. Move your speakers closer to your Roku TV
  3. Power on the speakers and see if they show up.

If the speakers don’t show, then move on to the next step, using the reset button to reset each speaker.

Reset Button

There’s also a reset button located on the back of any Roku wireless audio device. On your Roku wireless speakers, this button can be found just below the status LED and Pair button.

  1. Press the reset button firmly for at least 10 seconds.
  2. The status LED light will go dark briefly then begin to flash.
  3. After a moment, you should hear the pairing instructions.

Troubleshooting Tips

Check the Audio Format of What You Want to Watch

Sometimes the title you’re trying to watch doesn’t support surround sound. When you are using the internal streaming player of a Roku TV, this information is usually shown in the content itself. You’ll see messages like “Dolby Surround” and “Dolby Digital Plus 5.1,” indicating that the program allows for these specific sound settings.

For external content, such as a TV show or Bluray movie, you will have to check your Roku TV’s digital audio output setting and make sure it’s set to Auto. Also, you’ll need to check the external device (such as the Bluray player) to ensure it supports your surround sound system.

The Roku remote also allows you to change the Expanded Stereo sound setting by pressing the * button. Once pressed, you’re presented with the following choices.

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  • Movies and TV – This takes stereo sound and simulates surround sound.
  • Music – This setting uses all your speakers to create surround sound
  • Off – This setting plays stereo sound only from your TV’s front speakers

Echoes

If you start hearing audio echoes while listening through your Roku speakers, there is probably a delay between the audio source and your speakers. Use the following steps to resolve the echo issue.

  1. Remove the power cable, plug it back into the speaker, or press the reset button on the speaker.
  2. After at least a minute, the speaker should automatically reconnect to your Roku host device.

Should the echo persist, do the following:

3. Restart the Roku host divide and both wireless speakers. To do this, remove the power cables or follow these instructions:

Press the home button on your Roku host device remote and proceed to:

  • Settings
  • System
  • Power 
  • System restart 
  • Restart

For your Roku Smart Soundbar or Roku Streambar, press the home button on your Roku remote, then proceed to:

  • Settings
  • System
  • System restart
  • Restart

And for your Roku speakers, press the reset button for each speaker.

4. Wait one minute for the Roku host device and speakers to power up, and they should reconnect automatically. 

If that doesn’t work, do the following:

5. Do a factor reset for all speakers by pressing the reset button for each speaker for at least 10 seconds. You can also use the interface on your TV or Roku device. The steps are as follows:

  • Select Settings
  • Remotes & devices
  • Audio devices
  • Wireless speaker (Left)
  • Factory reset

Repeat the same steps for the right speaker. 

6. After a minute, your speakers should power up and begin to recite the tutorial for setting up your speakers.

7. Pair your speakers to your Roku device and see if this resolves the issue.

Only One Speaker Plays Audio When Paired to Roku TV

If, for some reason, you cannot hear distinct audio from both your left and right speakers when paired to a Roku TV, use the following troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

  1. Remove the power cable, plug it back into the speaker, or press the reset button on the speaker.
  2. After at least a minute, the speaker should automatically reconnect to your Roku host device.

If full audio isn’t restored, then do the following:

3. Reset both speakers and your Roku TV by removing their power cables or using these instructions:

  • Press the home button on your Roku TV remote
  • Go to Settings
  • System
  • Power
  • System restart
  • Restart

4. After a minute, your Roku speakers and TV should power up and reconnect with each other automatically.

If this issue isn’t resolved, then do the following: 

5. Factory reset each speaker by pressing the reset button for 10 seconds. You can also factory reset your speakers from the visual Roku interface using the Roku remote using the following instructions:

  • Select Settings
  • Remotes & devices
  • Audio devices
  • Wireless speaker (Left)
  • Factory reset

Follow the above instructions to reset the right speaker. 

6. After a minute, you’ll hear the setup instructions from your speakers.

7. Pair your speakers again.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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